PV manufacturer Trina Solar has signed an agreement to supply 51MW of dual glass modules to Yunnan Electric Power Design Institute in order to power equipment in tea plantations.

Yunnan Electric Power Design Institute is a subsidiary of China Energy Engineering Group and is responsible for EPC of an agricultural PV project in Xishuangbanna, Yunnan province, China.

The solar project has 100MW capacity and Phase I (51MW) will utilize dual glass modules including around 43,516 of Trina Solar's TSM-255 modules and 154,284 of the company's TSM-260 modules.

A Trina statement claimed that the dual glass frameless modules are durable with front and back layers of heat-strengthened glass. These protect against heavy humidity and pesticide use. They are particularly suited to greenhouse environments, where properly maintaining temperature is crucial to the success of crop growth.

The module shipments are expected to be complete in Q3 2015.

Jichun Zhang, deputy general manager of Yunnan Electric Power Design Institute said: "We are very pleased to cooperate with Trina Solar, an industry leader with a vision to build a greener world, for a pioneer project in China to put solar power to work on the tea plantations. I believe with Trina Solar's leading technology and highly reliable products, the tea plantations can be more efficient with increasing self-reliance and less pollution."

Zhiguo Zhu, chief operating officer and president of Module Business Unit of Trina Solar, said: "Our dual glass modules have been very well-received by the market since its launch, and I am confident that it will provide the durability, reliability, and efficiency that is required for this project to succeed."